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The Pet Vet - Benton
Benton, Arkansas 72015
Chief of Staff Veterinarian
Steven Hutter, D.V.M
The Pet Vet Benton is absolutely loving having Dr. Steven Hutter with us as our new full-time veterinarian!!! We want to share a short bio that he wrote so you can learn a little more about him.
Early in my life, family and faith had significant influence in my passion for all animals. My mother, long time successful veterinary technician, cultivated my animal interest through hands-on involvement beginning at the age of 12 years. In my time in her shadow, I learned compassion and empathy for all pets in our care. I also acquired a skill set that would serve me well for many years to come. My mother’s influence definitely gave me the courage to pursue a life-long career serving pets and owners alike. While attending the University of Arkansas, I sought part time opportunities to gain a greater respect for the veterinarian role and to expand upon the foundation of skills created by my mother. I graduated in 2011 from the U of A with a BS in Poultry Science and went on to attend veterinary school. As a 2016 graduate from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine I relocated to Missouri where I served as a Staff Veterinarian for Butterball, LLC. After two years in the poultry industry, I was eager to return to my small animal roots in my home state. I transitioned back into the small animal scene with a short stent working for VetIQ Petcare before joining the team at Banfield of North Little Rock. My desire is to position myself in a career where I can share my knowledge of veterinary science and hard-knock life lessons with colleagues, clients and animal lovers alike. At the core of my personality is a strong desire to connect with those around me and show my interest in whatever moves them. With clients, this goes far beyond the basic exam room conversation to include detailed questioning to familiarize myself with your concerns and ultimately ALL the needs of your furry (and feathered) friends. I also try to educate everyone involved in the care of the patients I see. With me, no question goes unanswered and together we can discover the best plan to treat any and all animal aliments. Come meet me and my wonderful staff to see for yourself what quality, compassionate veterinary care feels like.
My special interests include birds of any kind, animal dentistry, and internal medicine. My hobbies are hunting and staying caught up on all things Marvel comics. I have not missed a premier night since Ironman first hit the big screen in 2008. I’ve not yet been, but one of my life goals is to attend Comic-Con!
My wife, Kaitlin, and I are both enthusiastic about being a true family of veterinarians. Kaitlin and I met in high school and said ‘I DO’ in 2017. Our first child, William, was welcomed into the world in September 2019. As we start our family in Benton, we look forward to being part of the community for years to come. Both Kaitlin and I grew up in Arkansas; Sheridan and Hot Springs respectively. To be settling down in our home state gives us great pride – WOO PIG!
The Petco Connection
You will find The Pet Vet hospitals in select Petco locations. We are a separate company partnering with Petco to give you convenient and affordable access to veterinary services in a pet-loving environment you have already come to know and trust. Now all of your pet needs can be fulfilled in one pet-friendly location!
The Pet Vet hospitals are opening soon in Petco stores in:
Ft. Smith, Arkansas
All locations are:
Open 7 Days a Week
All locations offer:
Drop-Off & Walk-In Service
Low Cost Vaccinations